Unicasa Reduces Inventory Costs By $4 Million With Software

May 5, 2011
Preactor software also increased productivity by nearly 9%.

Preactor software proved its cost-saving properties with Unicasa, a manufacturer of kitchen and living room furniture.

According to Unicasa, Preactor's Preactor production planning and scheduling technology reduced the company's inventor costs by $4 million and incrased production by $2.5 million in a matter of months.

Unicasa has been established for 25 years and has plants covering approximately 65,000 square metres in the Bento Gonalves area of Brazil. The company had embraced a Just in Time (JIT) methodology as well as investing heavily in new plant equipment to make their production more flexible to respond to customer demands.

This highlighted the need for a specialist planning and scheduling system to work in partnership with its existing ERP system to increase productivity and further reduce their inventory levels and become even leaner.

In a matter of months, Preactor has helped increase productivity by 9% which represents $2.5 million in additional production while simultaneously reducing inventory by over 50%, from a value of $6.5 million to $2.5 million.

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